Second generation contracting company with over 30 years experience. Experience with new builds or large scale renovations, we have an excellent track record and many happy customers to show for it. We treat your home as if it was our own. Please check out our website for photos of previous jobs.
Took $49,000 deposit for a second storey addition. Was on the job for eight days (two workers - 1 for eight days, 1 for 7 days)
Started demolition of the exterior of the home. Took part of roof off, all exterior casings of windows off - left home exposed in a thunderstorm. Refused to claim on insurance - one day later walked off the job citing client (me) was difficult to work with. Through a lawyer he was willing to refund aprox. $14000. Later changed this (with receipts) to aprox. $33,000. Unfortunately foundation work was not done to drawings - Town of Oakville and the Engineer did not pass. All had to be removed and redone. To date the expenses (my insurance company documented damages) far exceeds the original deposit. I am not litigious - just want to be made whole. Asking for refund of deposit. The other expenses I am willing to write off.
I have photos that show:
1. one of the ceilings in the home that collapsed after the company refused to deal with the soaking wet insulation in the attic.
2. porch foundation (12" - drawings show 16") Did not pass inspections. Company made aware of this before they walked off the job. Was told they could get the engineer to sign off. The engineer would not.
3. footings with exposed rebar - did not pass inspections. Engineer cited, not personal, just engineering.
4. the electrical: left unsecured and balancing on cement block. Safety issue with wires resting on roof of home.
The documentation and testimonies are extensive. There will never be a happy customer that can negate the harm that was done to my property. Some projects don't go well, you make them right as best you can (return money) and move on. This project was begun and ended August 2011. The time to make it right is now.
The sub trades he hires are great, quick, efficent, and great quality. Himself and crew are slow and very poor quality for the price he charges.
My crew and I worked on the insulation and clean up only, it was passed by a city inspector with no issues. Our company went over and above to do extra work that we did not charge for, I myself spent time with the home owner to explain how to do projects that they wanted to do on there own. They also brought in some of there own subtrades to do certain things. I have been in business for over 30 years and can provide countless testimonials stating the opposite of this customer. After 30 years in business you learn that you can't please everyone, we completed all our work, had all required inspections done and consider this to be another completed project.
G.A.Testa Ent Inc.
G.A.Testa Ent Inc. has a TrustScore™ of 2.1. The average TrustScore™ for other businesses providing similar services in Hamilton and the surrounding areas is 3.5. For detailed information on how TrustScore is calculated, click here.
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|Complaints Received||Last 12 Months||Last 3 Years|
|Suppliers & Creditors||0||0|
|Employees & Sub-Contractors||0||0|
|Posted License Information||Available upon request|
|Posted Liability Insurance||Not yet provided|
|Posted Workers Compensation||Not yet provided|
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|Endorsed by Peers||Not yet endorsed|
|In Business Since||1980|
|Member of TrustedPros Since||2011|
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|Main contact(s):||Maurizio Testa|
|Listed with TrustedPros since:||2011|
|Accepts credit cards:||No|
|24 Hour emergency service:||No|
|Licensing information:||Licensing information available upon request|
|Insurance information:||Contact G.A.Testa Ent Inc. to request insurance details.|
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